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Green Valley Raceway, Texas - late 1960s

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dadz34, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. dadz34
    Joined: Aug 9, 2010
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    from Argyle, TX

    I found some vintage drag racing footage from my dad's 16mm archive. Enjoy...

    <iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Bm3-T0HWOLo" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="480" width="640"></iframe>
     
  2. Larry T
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    You're killin me!! Green Valley with an Anglia on the front page, I punch it and it says "This video is private". Come on man! :)
    Larry T
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2012
  3. tunes
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    No can see.
     
  4. dadz34
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    It should work now... :)
     
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  5. Larry T
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  6. Thanks for sharing your Pops footage.. awesome!
     
  7. nutbush
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    Thanks for posting that. I used to go all the time and help Larry Meyer with his then A/FD.

    Those were the days!
     
  8. Boodlum
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    After watching, I find myself somewhere between nystagmus and epilepsy.
     
  9. seatex
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    Shit! And I thought that was somewhere between Keller and North Richland Hills!:rolleyes:
     
  10. swimeasy
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    This is just too cool! Had to bring it back up-THANKS!
     
  11. LeaveItToBeaver
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    from Ennis, TX

    Too cool! Thanks for sharing!

    My dad used to race an A/FD there a lot in the late 60's & early 70's. The car was called the 4th Cavalry running a Big Block Chevy.
     
  12. dadz34
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    Sorry guys! I apologize for the poor video quality...look past the jitter and find the small glimpses of greatness I saw when I first saw this footage. I didn't film this...just found it in our family keepsakes and thought you might enjoy it. The Green Valley footage is very limited from what I have found. I think this is pretty cool! I miss hearing those roaring cars on the weekends. I'm positive there are countless residents who are clueless they are living on the very place where history was made at Green Valley Raceway.
     
  13. Danny G
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    The yellow studebaker from Beaumont ,Texas is the one I drove in 1966 and was later the Avalon speed shop car. Thanks for posting
     
  14. 46tudor
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    My grandad was racing our 1929 roadster on 32 rails there around then, we still have the car and recently restored it. I cant pull the video up at work but will definately check it out when I get home.
     
  15. Great footage, thanks for posting it!
     
  16. FlynBrian
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    Thanks! That was Awesome!
     
  17. dadz34
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    DannyG, that is awesome to know you ran the Stude! Very Cool! I would enjoy hearing more about that experience sometime...
     
  18. wow swindler2 and Big Johns cars car porn for sure
     
  19. Dirty2
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    Too cool ! thanks for posting .
     
  20. Jedidiah
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    Thanks for posting. I was lucky enough to go for a night race in the early 80's. Still have the program somewhere. It was a great strip. I was over by where the track use to be just the other day. Nothing left of it at all. Its all new houses now, kinda sad.
     
  21. 1940 Willys Coupe
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    Thanks for the great film footage of Green Valley!
    Damn! It may be gone but it is surely not forgotten!
    Texas drag racing at its finest!

    1940 Willys Coupe
     
  22. chromedRAT
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    I have a 4 CD set that has a radio commercial for Green Valley Raceway.
     
  23. KeithDyer
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    Well . . . . , if you look just to the North off of Bursey, you will see about 100 yards or so of the asphalt still there. $400K houses all around but still there!!

    Told my daughter that she lived a couple of miles from one of my teen road trip destinations, could not believe it.

    If that is the same event with SWC and Big John, also had K.S. Pittman and I think Ohio George . . . . , been a while back, not sure where my photos are.
     
  24. Jedidiah
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    I'll have to go take another look. I live pretty close.
     
  25. revjimk
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    Way cool. Real hotrods , not modern Big $ rocket sleds. Interesting that big teams like John Mazmanian & Stone/Woods/Cook used lil open tralers, too!
     
  26. shivasdad
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    Also must add my thanks for posting this. I was hoping to see a glimpse of my dad, but nothing there. One fun note, as I was watching it, War's "Low Rider" came on the radio in the shop. Gotta love synchronicity.
     
  27. Jimbo17
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    Thanks for posting the great video.

    Jimbo

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  28. Wonder how hard it is to break off a chunk of asphalt as a souvenir before its all gone.
     
  29. My 32 Ran in the early 6o"s with an Olds Motor and fenders .....still has same paint.
     

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